Nico Fitness  
me

My BIOGRAPHY:

Nico Gonzalez is an international fitness educator, trainer, and motivational speaker. Certified through NASM for personal training, ACE and AFAA for group fitness training, and PMA for Pilates training.

Nico travels across the country and beyond training Pilates instructors in the Balanced Body Pilates program. In this regard, he is able to deliver certifications and trainings in all aspects of Pilates. He travels extensively delivering trainings in fitness facilities and studios alike.

Nico currently is the Director of Fitness for Mercy HealthPlex, a hospital based wellness facility. Besides delivering Pilates trainings at Mercy HealthPlex on a monthly basis, he manages the Pilates program, Personal Training and Group Fitness staff, and the Wellness Integration program.

Nico has presented internationally, including being a presenter at IDEA World Convention (USA), Can-Fit-Pro (Canada), Fitnesslandia (Italy), and in Chile, South America. He presents workshops in Pilates, Program Management, Cardio / Strength Training and delivers Choreography Master Classes. Many trainers continue to ask for his practical approach to instruction and easy to follow formulas of success. 

Nico is featured in multiple Pilates videos and podcasts that showcase his creativity in movement and inspiration. He has been credited as a contributing creative editor of the following Pilates instructor manuals: EXO Chair, Pilates ARC, and the Mat with Toys workshop manuals.  

 

My Thoughts:

Favorite quotes
“Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.” — Unknown Author

“Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

“Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.” — Goethe

 

Music works
People always ask what motivates me so here it is…MUSIC! To keep my instructing fresh I must keep my music fresh. I also change my playlists for my personal workouts all the time. Sometimes I’ll use the shuffle function and let the music decide on the type of workout I’m going to do. For example if a very fast song comes on I’ll hop on the treadmill, then I’ll hop off when the song is over and do something else depending on the tempo and feel of the song. It’s like playing workout roulette…and it keeps you on your toes!